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December 18, 2007


Kreshna Aditya

NOOOO!!! :( I have pre-ordered your book and expected it to arrive early in January (I'm in Indonesia, btw). Guess I have to wait a little longer. I'm sure it will worth the waiting though. Congrats.

Paul M.

John, nice you gave us some background regarding your book preparations.

BTW, do you receive Starbucks vouchers for sneaking in their logo? :)


thats great news .. iam in dubai
i had preordered it
amazon is saying 'Delivery estimate: January 9, 2008 - January 28, 2008'
shipping date of Dec 17th ...
that is great !! earlier it was mid feb

Gabriele Barni

it is amazing to see all the developing steps of your book .

btw : great news!


Congrats... I have been looking forward to read the book hopefully next year...


Does Starbucks pay you to put their products in your pictures? :)

Pamela Slim

You deserve every bit of praise and gush Garr. I have been a PZ groupie ever since I stumbled on your site 2 years ago (when I just started my blog and was dipping my toes in this new world).

We need your voice among the crushing drone of incomprehensible charts and never-ending bullet points.

I think of birthing a book much like birthing a child. You could take the word "children" and replace it with "book" from Kalil Gibran's The Prophet:

"Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you, but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

It will be fun to sit back and watch your book's journey. I know this much: it will change many people in unexpected ways.


Thanks for the comments everyone! And no, SB's doesn't pay me :-) We just drink the stuff a lot in the office (there's one down the street...well done every street actually!).


Garr, will you be doing any pre-book launch events while in Oregon? Or are you looking forward to some strict r&r?


So you used Adobe InDesign for the book uhm?, now I'm intrigued.. I should play around with the demo version since I never understood what InDesign was meant for.

Anyways, I just pre-ordered my copy of the book yesterday, gotta love the euro-dollar exchange ratio :)



Can you post concerning a good source for InDesign "Book" templates? Another thought, any chance you might release a few key pages made available as a software template? Toc, Index, basic chapter set-ups with a few variations,etc. I think there is a large need for something like this.

Looking forward to diving in to the book!



Joe Miller


Thrilling to hear the book will be out soon. Thanks for sharing your process, your wisdom, and significantly improving the world of presentation and public speaking! If you have a Denver book signing planned please post on the blog.


My book just shipped according to Amazon. Hurray!

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